Turmeric, orange zest, and cinnamon give warming spice to cool, creamy overnight oats. This recipe comes together in minutes and will awaken your taste buds with bright notes of citrus and spice.The past few weeks, my days have felt more like marathons, and quick breakfasts have become a necessity.
When it comes to fast, healthy breakfast options, it’s hard to beat overnight oats. They’re incredibly versatile and convenient, and a great way to frontload your day with nutrients. I love adding chia seeds, flax seeds, Greek yogurt, and nut butter to my mixes for extra staying-power.
Orange rind and turmeric add warm notes of herbal, citrusy flavor to these oats, while cinnamon adds a delicate dose of spice.
Known for it’s beautiful golden hue and quintessential spice in curry, turmeric may be one of the healthiest seasonings in your arsenal. Curcumin, the compound in turmeric responsible for the bright orange color, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that have been shown to have a positive impact on blood sugar control, joint pain and arthritis, cognition, digestion, and oxidative stress.
In addition to overnight oats, I love adding fresh or ground turmeric to smoothies, egg scrambles, roasted veggies, grains, and all types of marinades. This recipe can skew sweet or savory. Add honey and fresh berries if you’re in the mood for sweet, or a soft boiled egg and crispy pancetta if you’re feeling savory.
Prepare a double batch at the start of the week and they’ll last you till Thursday. When Friday rolls around, you’ll deserve that bagel breakfast sandwich (or donut) for being such a diligent, healthy breakfast eater all week. Plus, you may even make it to work on time every day. Win-win!
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- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ¼ cup 2% plain reduced-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp. honey or pure maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 2 tsp. freshly grated orange zest
- 1 tsp. ground turmeric
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl or mason jar. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Divide oat mixture into 2 bowls. Add toppings of choice (berries for sweet, or an egg and crispy pancetta for savory).